Trunk Line Bridge No. 237

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Trunk Line Bridge No. 237
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Coordinates 41°46′11″N 84°34′24″W / 41.7697°N 84.5733°W / 41.7697; -84.5733Coordinates: 41°46′11″N 84°34′24″W / 41.7697°N 84.5733°W / 41.7697; -84.5733
Characteristics
Material Concrete
Total length 36 feet (11 m)
Width 22 feet (6.7 m)
Longest span 31 feet (9.4 m)
References

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Trunk Line Bridge No. 237 is located in Michigan
Trunk Line Bridge No. 237
Trunk Line Bridge No. 237 is located in the US
Trunk Line Bridge No. 237
Built 1918
NRHP reference # 99001672[2]
Added to NRHP January 14, 2000[3]

Trunk Line Bridge No. 237 is a concrete arch bridge in Ransom Township, Michigan, that carries Burt Road over Silver Creek. Built in 1918, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

History[edit]

A thoroughfare existed along the current route of Burt Road as early as 1894. By the time of the bridge's construction, this route formed part of the east-west State Highway No. 308. The bridge was built in 1918 by the Michigan State Highway Department according to a standard plan. The Pioneer, Ohio-based company Beighton and Spaulding served as contractor.[4]

The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 14, 2000.[1]

Design and location[edit]

The bridge is a concrete, barrel vaulted deck arch bridge.[1][4] Its single arch spans 31 feet (9.4 m) across Silver Creek. The bridge carries the unpaved Burt Road in a rural, wooded area of Ransom Township in Hillsdale County. The parapet railings are constructed of solid concrete and have five rectangular recesses on the inside and outside faces. At the southwest corner is affixed a bridge plate on the inside of the railing.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Staff. "Trunk Line Bridge No. 237". State Historic Preservation Office. Michigan State Housing Development Authority. Retrieved August 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (March 13, 2009). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 1/10/00 Through 1/14/00". National Park Service. Retrieved August 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Burt Rd. / Silver Creek". Historic Bridges. Michigan Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 20, 2012.